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    YSMCS (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Learning Turkish Program

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Young Scholars, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YSMCS STARTALK Turkish Language Program will offer 75 hours of instruction for 15 days for 40 students in 3-5 and 6-8 Grades through intensive language classes and rich cultural workshops and presentations. Students will experience Turkish language and culture through traditional Ebru Art. The program curriculum will be constructed around the traditional Turkish Arts Ebru, Calligraphy and Turkish Folk Dances. Students will also engage in various task-based language activities to improve language proficiency. During the program there will be different cultural trips to help students indulge in the real Turkish culture. Field trips, Hands-on student centered activities, catered lunch including authentic Turkish food, interactive language learning, and more!

    Contact(s)
    (412) 673-7300
    murt@ysmcs.org
    Program Website

    Fauquier County Public Schools (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK 2017: My Journey

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fauquier County Schools, Warrenton, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fauquier County STARTALK 2017 program includes 8 instructional days beginning July 10, 2017 and ending July 20, 2017 with total instructional time equaling 40 hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students who are rising 5th to 9th graders will be accepted into differentiated classes with expected novice-mid to intermediate-low proficiency levels. Our program theme will be "My Journey" and is inspired by the Middle Eastern journeyman Ibn Battuta and his travels across the Middle East. Students will explore authentic practices and products related to traveling to locations that speak the target language. Students will embark on their own journey where they will be able to greet people they meet and exchange information about their trip with others.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 422-7024
    startalk@fcps1.org
    Program Website

    Agnes Scott College (Student)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 3, 2017 – July 15, 2017: no class on July 9 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 12-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 84 hours instruction in Chinese or 84 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese, and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Martial Arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown and the Turkish Istanbul Cultural Center will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 2, 2017: STARTALK:TTLO (Online)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK:TTLO Moodle Online Courseroom, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program courses and will work entirely online with the instructional support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 12 - July 2, 2017) for 25 critical language teachers. Participants will be engaged in active learning for approximately 120 hours total for the program (40 hours per week), depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the 3 communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course.

    The course includes online language mini-lessons so participants gain experience being online learners themselves. Online course design and expectations, along with best practices for teaching online, are investigated and compared to the traditional classroom. Language learning activities are modeled, then created and tested, and peer-critiqued.

    Please see the TTLO website for the required application form and supporting documents. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
    http://carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/index.html

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    STARTALK.TTLO@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Center For Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Online session 1 (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 21, 2017: Face-to-face (Face-to-face)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Online session 2 (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 41 instructional hours over the course of 7 continuous weeks. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until February 28, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 362-0700
    lthompson@cal.org